Winter Music Conference Musts

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On March - 25 - 2010

Cafeina_WMC_Lineup_3Winter Music Conference

If you are reading this right now, it appears that you have survived the first half of WMC! Congratulations!   Here’s the line-up for the rest of the week.

On Thursday, March 25, W Hotel’s Global Music Director, Michaelangelo L’Acqua, will host a private party to launch the brands’ 7th CD compilation, Symmetry – which he curated himself. Miami’s elite will gather for a cocktail soirée in the Penthouse Extreme Wow Suite and enjoy a performance by The Golden Filter.

Our favorite Wynwood lounge, Cafeina will round up Winter Music Conference with three days of special performances. On Thursday, March 25 the lounge-meets-art gallery hosts “Electrosonic Miami” with featured artists Cristian Varela, Marco Bailey, Tim Baker, Lele Sacchi, Greg Gow, Tom Hades, and David Gonzalez. On Friday, March 26 DJ Motion Potion brings WMC’ers “Silent Disco,” along with the sounds of Panic Bomber. On Saturday, March 27, Cafeina presents “E! Glam Tour” with music by Dangerous Muse, Kill Hannah and Shiny Toy Guns.  While you are there, be  sure to check  out the best crab cakes this side  of the universe and Chef Guilly Booth’s other delectable menu additions.  Our latest craving:  coconut battered calamari.


Larry Tee

South Beach newcomer, Coco de Ville at Gansevoort South will host WMC events for the first time this year.  Thursday, March 25 there’s a listening party for Nikki & Rich with special guests LA Riot from 8 pm to 10 pm. Immediately following is “Dance or Die” with Larry Tee, Automatic Panic, Alexander Technique, Dangerous Muse, DJ Cat, Lauren Flax, Matt Devine & Greg (Kill Hannah), MK and performances by Erika Jayne and The Fire and Reason. On Friday, March 26, “Party Crash” brings out Ruckus, Cory Enemy, and DJ Shuttle. The Saturday, March 27 wrap-up event will be the Dirt.nasty. (not a typo) album release party with Devin Lucien and Jesse Marco.

Catch “Mash-up Master” DJ Joe Dert spinning at various venues throughout the weekend: Thursday, March 25 at Philippe hosted by Hassan Radouane at 9pm, Friday March 26 at Mivi, and Saturday, March 27 with dual sets at Plunge and Karu & Y.   

The Opium Group has a winning lineup featuring Axwell, Benny Benassi, Bob Sinclar, Boys Noize, Calvin Harris, Dim Mak Records, Dirty Dutch, Dubfire, Fedde Le Grand, F*** Me I’m Famous, Joris Voorn, Kaskade, MSTRKRFT, Nic Fancuilli, Pryda, Roger Sanchez, Sasha & John Digweed, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello, Strictly Defected and more of the best events you will find during the WMC at their venues Mansion, SET, Louis Bar-Lounge, and Cameo Theatre.  For more information and to buy tickets, visit:

Club 50 at the Viceroy will host a series of pool parties, events and great talent including:  David Vendetta & Micah the Violinist, Ruben Moran (Saxo), Ron Carroll, John Shelvin, Grasshopper, Lou Flores, Tom Novy, Funkerman, Massimo Martinelli, Julian Ingrosso, resident DJ’s Nano & JP Candela from Pacha Madrid & Ibiza For more information and to buy tickets contact:  305 503 4400 ext 7138 or

The Florida Room at Delano brings an extremely strong and talented lineup as well, including the legendary Paul Oakenfold and Victor8 Calderone. The Florida Room will kick of the week on Tuesday with a night of true hip-hop curated by Dj Muggs featuring DJ Cash Money and Mateo Difontaine. On Wednesday guests will be entertained by the sounds of  M.O.S and live performances by Tabi Bonney and Niki Jean of the Crybabieees. On Thursday, producer and DJ Victor Calderone and Nicolas Matar will bring a night of house music to be remember. On Friday, the legendary Paul Oakenfold and special guests will be spinning in a true house Fashion.  Giant step Magazine presents Questlove, Yamen Allworld and Giles Peterson on Saturday night.  The Florida Room will end the week in style with its “Unofficial Closing” starring Ruckus, DJ Berry and other special guests that you won’t want to miss. Table reservations are strongly recommended. For reservations please call 305 674 6152.  Doors open at 10 p.m.

wmcSkybar at the Shore Club and Aquabooty have teamed up for WMC this year. On Thursday, Detroit Premiere Artist and The Loud Minority take over featuring artists such as Carl Craig, Juan Atkins, Theo Parrish, Kevin Dixon Jr. (Aka Moody Man), Kevin Saunderson, Kenny Larkin *Live, Stacy Pullen, Kyle Hall, Monty Luke. On Friday night, we party all night long for a good cause with Aquabooty Presents Beats Build Hope, a benefit for Next Aid, Soil and Green Waves. On Saturday, Aquabooty presents the Beats In Space edition featuring Dubtribe Soudsystem  Live!, Dj Harvey, Crazy P, Aeroplane,Metro Area Dj Set, Jazznova, Rich Medina, Tim Sweeney, Alex From Tokyo, Citizen Kane, Djini Brown, And Dj Kemit.   For the grand finale on Sunday, Hard Rock’s Rehab invades Miami for an all day all night Party at Shore Club’s Pool. There’s a $25 entry fee for all events.   For Table Reservations please call (786) 276-6772.

 America’s number one selling DJ Louis Devito will showcase his famed ‘New York City’ energy with a performance at Kitchen 305, located inside the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort, on Friday March 26th.  Before Devito takes to the turntables, Exodus, Miss Shawna and Ilgin, Turkey’s favorite DJ, will spin their most popular tracks starting at 9:00 p.m.  Admission is $20 or free with a Winter Music Conference badge.

 New York City mega club Pacha NYC returns to Miami  kicking things off on Wednesday night with DJ heavyweight Danny Tenaglia and special guest Paco Osuna at Parkwest. Thursday, March 25th brings the renowned Nervous Records top DJ’s including Austin LeedsStarkillersBehrouzChus & Ceballos, and Oscar G to the club and on Friday, March 26th Pacha NYC and Mixmag will present the Black Eyed Peas’ with Boyz Noize and D. Ramirez. Then on Saturday, house prodigies The Martinez Brothers will get things going while Jonathan Peters spins a special late night session.  For more information and to purchase tickets visit

 Pirate Stereo

 For the first time ever, Pirate Stereo, critically acclaimed DJ duo, will be hosting their official album release party in Downtown Miami, showcasing new original material on Friday, March 26, 2010. For this one extraordinary night, they will be taking over a space in the heart of downtown and proclaiming it their ‘WMC Safe House.’ The safe house is located directly adjacent to Club Space and Nocturnal, it is within walking distance from Ultra Music Festival, and best of all, it has been outfitted with state of the art lighting and sound for the release.
To purchase tickets visit or or call 305-793-0990.

buffalo_eviteFunkshionably Loud

Music and passion take center stage once again at 11th Street and Ocean Drive on Friday night with a free concert by Little Louie Vega and a runway show for LV Clothing from 5-8pm.   If you are looking for something a bit more upscale Friday, visit to RSVP for the Pitahaya Swimwear, Fall/Winter 2010 runway show at the Setai Hotel at 8 pm.  It is open to the public, but RSVPs are required.  After a month’s worth of shows, Funkshion features DJ Jon Cutler and famed Parisian Hotel Costes DJ, Stephane Pompougnac spinning the beats for their closing night party on Friday.

 The Webster welcomes 2010 CFDA nominee Simon Spurr for a private trunk show and event with famed DJ Josh Wink on Thursday, March 25, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the 3rd floor and rooftop of the Webster.  For  more information call:  (305) 674 7899.

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